Ecstatic to return to Salamanca

Meet your Chaperone Kelli

Hello ECI parents and participants!

My name is Kelli McGiven and I am ecstatic to be the trip leader for the Salamanca 2 trip! I am originally from San Diego, California and have been residing in Petaluma, California for the past five years. During the school year I teach Spanish and during the Summer I have the privilege of working with ECI and traveling Spain with adventurous high school students. This summer will be the fifth trip I have embarked upon with ECI and the fourth trip to Spain. Yes, Spain is a place I love.

Falling in love with Spain

I first fell head-over-heals for this country when I was a college student and I spent one academic year studying at the University of Madrid. It was an enriching experience and ever since I’ve been addicted to the language and culture. Yes, I’ve broadened my horizons and explored other Spanish speaking countries such as, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Cuba. However, Spain will always hold a special place in my heart. As our journey approaches I couldn’t be more excited to get to know each and everyone of you as we travel Spain. If you have any questions for me, please feel free to contact me at

¡Gracias y hasta pronto!
– Kelli McGiven, Trip Leader, Salamanca 2 2012

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